Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Simply Water Color Elements of Style Butterfly

Happy Tuesday Everyone,
Today I was inspired by the butterflies that love to flutter around our backyard. I find it soothing to watch them as they make their carefree journey, flitting from place to place.
This clean and simple card design is created using Very Vanilla cardstock that I embossed using the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up to provide a subtle background.
I die cut the butterfly using my Big Shot and Stampin' Up's Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. I chose the larger full size butterfly as I felt it fit the card design without overpowering it.
Next I stamped the roses design from the Elements of Style stamp set, which can be found in the Summer Mini Catalog, with Basic Brown Classic ink (this ink is on the Last Chance Accessories List).  I love using the Basic Brown because it is waterproof and it provides a softer image than the Basic Black Classic ink.
I wanted my card to have a soft, romantic feel to it, so I chose soft colors to water color the stamped image. Using my Blender Pen to add color, I used Certainly Celery Classic ink for the leaves and Old Olive Classic Ink to add shadow and depth. The roses I colored with Pretty in Pink Classic ink and Melon Mambo Classic ink.
Before attaching the butterfly to my card, I gently folded it in half to give the appearance that my butterfly was about to take flight. Using a glue dot I attached the butterfly onto my Very Vanilla card base so that it slightly overlapped the embossed design.
To finish it off, I added a half pearl (from the Pretties Kit which is also on the Last Chance Accessories List) to the center of my butterfly with a glue dot.
This past weekend I demonstrated this card at the PWFW - Painting With Friends Weekend and we had so much fun making this card. Unfortunately, I was so busy I didn't get the chance to take photos of all the wonderful cards to share how creative these ladies are.
I hope you have enjoyed today's card creation and I hope it inspires you in creating your summer projects.
Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts

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